No fear for Rebels ahead of trip to leaders Walton

Paul Kennett
Paul Kennett

WORTHING Football Club joint manager Kieran Collins has said there is no fear in the Rebels’ ranks ahead of a trip to early Ryman South Division pace-setters Walton & Hersham.

Rebels travel to the table-toppers on Saturday on the back of two consecutive wins which has lifted them into the top half of the table.

Collins will also be boosted by the return of experienced midfielder Paul Kennett from a three-match suspension as well as having Mark Knee and striker Lloyd Dawes aiming for places in the starting line-up after injuries.

Collins said: “Walton finished right down the bottom last season and we went there and beat them 6-1 in the second half of the season.

“It’s like everything, maybe someone has come in and spent a little bit of money, who knows? But it won’t hold any fear for us. We’ll go there and set up like how we normally do for a game.”

Collins added: “The league will be the same as last year, win a two or three and you’ll be up in the top half, lose a couple and you’ll drop down again.

“It’s far too early to start worrying, if we can see progress, which we can, then we are happy.”

Jamie Crellin is unlikely to feature on Saturday as his one-match suspension is expected to come through this week.

Rebels are also on the road on Tuesday evening when they travel to Merstham.